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The Safari Experience

We arrange the ultimate safari experience in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

 

 

 

The Gourmet Treat

South Africa is celebrated for its high-quality food. Treat yourself to a wide range of award-winning cuisine

Hiking Trips

We work with the most established local hiking guides to maximize your experience and safety

Golf Travel

Enjoy the country’s fabulous links, seaside, park and championship golf courses

 

Unique Wine Tours

Meet highly regarded award-winning winemakers and be captivated by their expertise and professionalism

 

Anniversary Trips

Whatever the occasion, for yourself or your company, we can design and curate a memorable celebration

 

The Ultimate Treat

Private jet or helicopter? Spoil yourself and include an award-winning chef and butler to boot

Yoga Travel

Extraordinary yoga experiences that combine spectacular settings with nurturing and healing cuisine

 

Experience Paradise

Enjoy our meticulously selected paradise-like gems in South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique

 

Luxury Train Travel

Rovos Rail or the Blue Train. Be instantly transported to a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury

Properties To Rent

We can offer a wide variety of quality accommodation. Enjoy your own villa, house or apartment

 

Family Travel

We take every family member into consideration to ensure an all-around fabulous family experience

 

Child-free Travel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we’ll guide you to the top child-free accommodation and restaurants

 

Wedding Experience

Ensure a memorable day by allowing us to curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate your union

 

Exploring Tours

Our bespoke itineraries deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences

 

Conference Travel

Substitute jetlag for state-of-the-art conference venues combined with great wine tasting and superb safari

 

Tailor-made Trips

Our enthusiasm and professionalism are the hallmark of our tailor-made service offering

 

You As a Cicerone

All our trips are individually tailored. Unfamiliar guests aren’t part of what we offer. Your journey is about you

 

Special Offers

RIGHT NOW: Receive a 10 % discount when booking shark cage diving for five or more people

 

Safari Destinations

South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination

 

Zambia

A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination

 

Zimbabwe

Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best

 

Botswana

A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari

Namibia

Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Special offer

RIGHT NOW: Stay six nights at the amazing Jamala Madikwe and you receive the seventh night free

 

 

Safari Theme

Big 5 Safari

Keen to experience the Big 5? Our intimate knowledge of the many national parks makes it possible

 

 

Family Safari

Our knowledge of safari and safety is unique. Allow us to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime family safari

 

Walking Safari

We work with the most skilled safari guides to maximize your experience and safety

 

Shark Cage Diving

We work exclusively with  top local specialists in safe, eco-diving to maximize your experience and safety

 

Whale Watching

We work exclusively with the best local specialists to maximize your experience and safety

 

Destinations

South Africa

Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences

 

Mozambique

Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas

 

 

Madagascar

Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs

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About South Africa

Read about the complex and fascinating history of the Republic of South Africa

 

 

Travel guidance

Please find information about Covid-19 in South Africa as well as basic yet essential information to consider before your departure

 

 

Activities

Southern Africa in general, and South Africa, offer an impressive variety of world-class, once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences

 

 

Gallery

Be inspired by our gallery of beautiful, colourful South Africa and Southern Africa

 

About us, what we can assist with and what people think of us ...

About The Company

Keen to know more about us? Please find information about us and why we consider ourselves experts in South Africa and Southern Africa

Our Services

After 20 years on location, our service is not only to tailor the best holiday for you but to look after you every step of the way until you have returned home safely

Testimonials

What our guests are saying: about us, our efforts, our partners, South Africa and southern Africa as destinations

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12 DAYS, THE ULTIMATE TREAT
Exclusive Luxury travel

Experience an unforgettable Ultimate Luxury Treat in beautiful South Africa, a country that offers everything from fantastic gourmet experiences to beautiful vineyards, exciting sights and a wonderful climate

4 nignts
Cape Town
 
Cape Town

Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its magnificent nature, beautiful coasts, white beaches and cloud-covered mountains. Cape Town is the mecca of attractions that offers a great variety of fantastic experiences – something that suits everyone! The city is beautifully situated at the foot of Table Mountain, its most famous landmark. There are plenty of nice restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping etc. In Cape Town, you will find green and lush Constantia Winelands with some of the oldest and magnificent wineries in the country.

IS KNOWN FOR:
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
BEAUTIFUL VINEYARDS
MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS
EXPERIENCE CAPE TOWN FROM ABOVE
SEAL SNORKLING
EXCELLENT GOLF COURSES
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
PARAGLIDING
 
Cape Town

Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its magnificent nature, beautiful coasts, white beaches and cloud-covered mountains. Cape Town is the mecca of attractions that offers a great variety of fantastic experiences – something that suits everyone! The city is beautifully situated at the foot of Table Mountain, its most famous landmark. There are plenty of nice restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping etc. In Cape Town, you will find green and lush Constantia Winelands with some of the oldest and magnificent wineries in the country.

IS KNOWN FOR:
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
BEAUTIFUL VINEYARDS
MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS
EXPERIENCE CAPE TOWN FROM ABOVE
SEAL SNORKLING
EXCELLENT GOLF COURSES
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
PARAGLIDING
2 nights
Franschhoek
 
Franschhoek

Franschhoek – which in Afrikaans means the French hook – is well known for three quality things, excellent: food, wine and accommodation. The town definitely lives up to its reputation, located in one of the world’s most beautiful wine valleys. More than 300 years ago, the French Huguenots settled in the area, and brought their winemaking and food knowledge, which today has resulted in the gastronomic capital of South Africa. It was only when the French Huguenots arrived in South Africa, that the wine culture took off and with their knowledge laid the foundation for today’s South African wine industry.

IS KNOWN FOR:
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!
FANTASTIC VINEYARDS
MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS
EXPERIENCE THE WINELANDS FROM ABOVE
EXPERINECE WINE TRAM
BEAUTIFUL HIKING TRAILS
EXCELLENT GOLF COURSES
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
 
Franschhoek

Franschhoek – which in Afrikaans means the French hook – is well known for three quality things, excellent: food, wine and accommodation. The town definitely lives up to its reputation, located in one of the world’s most beautiful wine valleys. More than 300 years ago, the French Huguenots settled in the area, and brought their winemaking and food knowledge, which today has resulted in the gastronomic capital of South Africa. It was only when the French Huguenots arrived in South Africa, that the wine culture took off and with their knowledge laid the foundation for today’s South African wine industry.

IS KNOWN FOR:
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!
FANTASTIC VINEYARDS
MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS
EXPERIENCE THE WINELANDS FROM ABOVE
EXPERINECE WINE TRAM
BEAUTIFUL HIKING TRAILS
EXCELLENT GOLF COURSES
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
2 nights
Rovos Rail
 
Rovos Rail

On a 5-star experience, from the most exclusive train in the world, Rovos Rail, you can enjoy the spectacular landscape while sipping on a glass of the best South African Chardonnay. Join a journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, 2 nights and 3 days. The journey begins at Rovos Rail’s lounge in Cape Town – with a glass of bubbly and snacks. After the train host’s speech and information about the tour, you will be escorted by a train hostess to your luxurious suite.

IS KNOWN FOR:
5-STAR LUXURY
EXCELLENT WINE LIST
GOURMET MEALS
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
 
Rovos Rail

On a 5-star experience, from the most exclusive train in the world, Rovos Rail, you can enjoy the spectacular landscape while sipping on a glass of the best South African Chardonnay. Join a journey from Cape Town to Pretoria, 2 nights and 3 days. The journey begins at Rovos Rail’s lounge in Cape Town – with a glass of bubbly and snacks. After the train host’s speech and information about the tour, you will be escorted by a train hostess to your luxurious suite.

IS KNOWN FOR:
5-STAR LUXURY
EXCELLENT WINE LIST
GOURMET MEALS
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
3 nights
Greater Kruger National Park
 
Greater Kruger National Park

Experience an unforgettable safari in Greater Kruger National Park, the world’s oldest and largest national park and one of the world’s wildlife-rich parks, located in northeastern South Africa. Imagine the most exciting safari experience in one of the private game reserves and together this area form the Greater Kruger. Experience the Big 5; rhino, leopard, lion, elephant, African buffalo, but also a variety of other exciting animals such as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, zebras, crocodiles, antelopes etc.

IS KNOWN FOR:
THE BIG 5
SPECIAL WINE CELLAR
GREAT FOOD
HELICOPTER TO SAFARI LODGE
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSES
 
Greater Kruger National Park

Experience an unforgettable safari in Greater Kruger National Park, the world’s oldest and largest national park and one of the world’s wildlife-rich parks, located in northeastern South Africa. Imagine the most exciting safari experience in one of the private game reserves and together this area form the Greater Kruger. Experience the Big 5; rhino, leopard, lion, elephant, African buffalo, but also a variety of other exciting animals such as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, zebras, crocodiles, antelopes etc.

IS KNOWN FOR:
THE BIG 5
SPECIAL WINE CELLAR
GREAT FOOD
HELICOPTER TO SAFARI LODGE
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSES
4 nights
Miavana / Madagascar
 
Miavana / Madagascar

Miavana resort, a true masterpiece of luxury. With exceptional service, each villa has its own butler and chef who assists with most things one could wish for, including private dinners in the villa. Of course, it is an exceptional experience to dine at the restaurant and visit the exclusive wine cellar. Activities available are spa treatments, snorkeling, diving, lemur treks and chameleon scouting tours, kite surfing, fishing, turtle tracking, whale watching, helicopter rides and deep sea fishing.

IS KNOWN FOR:
FANTASTIC BEACHES
MAGICAL VIEWS
HELICOPTERS TO MIAVNA
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
WALK AMONG LEMURS
FISHING ACTIVITIES
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM
 
Miavana / Madagascar

Miavana resort, a true masterpiece of luxury. With exceptional service, each villa has its own butler and chef who assists with most things one could wish for, including private dinners in the villa. Of course, it is an exceptional experience to dine at the restaurant and visit the exclusive wine cellar. Activities available are spa treatments, snorkeling, diving, lemur treks and chameleon scouting tours, kite surfing, fishing, turtle tracking, whale watching, helicopter rides and deep sea fishing.

IS KNOWN FOR:
FANTASTIC BEACHES
MAGICAL VIEWS
HELICOPTERS TO MIAVNA
EXCELLENT SPA EXPERIENCES
WALK AMONG LEMURS
FISHING ACTIVITIES
LOTS OF ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy a 12-course set menu at La Colombe. Considered the worlds’ no 13-best restaurant

Follow the beautiful landscape of South Africa from the observatory deck, at Rovos Rail

Be captivated by the majestic Big 5 at Greater Kruger National Park

The Ultimate Treat begins in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town 4 nights. Further among the most beautiful and reputable wine districts in the Western Cape, with the gourmet capital Franschhoek for 2 nights. With the world’s most exclusive train, Rovos Rail, you travel through the beautiful landscape from Cape Town to Pretoria for 2 nights. The Ultimate Treat ends with a luxury safari in one of the world’s most famous national park, Greater Kruger National Park for 3 nights.

Add 4 nights at the paradise destination, the unique Miavana Reserve, on Madagascar.

Dates: The trip can be booked on any preferred day of the week but are depending on the Rovos Rails departures. The duration of the stay can be adjusted according to your wishes.

Length of trip: 11 nights / 12 days in South Africa + 2 travel days (flight).

 

Contact Upplev Sydafrika for more information.

ADD-ON TRIPS

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Utmost safari experience

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The Paradise Experience

Enjoy the delightful comfort of barefoot luxury in the ultimate paradise.

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Luxury Train Travel

Be captivated by the spectacular landscape of South Africa from the most luxury train in the world, Rovos Rail!

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You can travel to South Africa all year round, but we recommend going September to May

Healthcare is good in South Africa. Even so we suggest obtaining a sound travel insurance before departure

As a EU and UK citizen, you will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in South Africa

To ponder before travelling:

The so-called “peak season” in December / January is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, safaris, activities and restaurants well in advance.